SolarWinds releases updates in response to SUPERNOVA hack


SolarWinds Corp.
said Thursday that it has released updates in response to the “SUPERNOVA” malware, which the company said was deployed through an exploitation of a vulnerability in its Orion Platform. The information-technology management software company’s stock rose 0.4% in premarket trading Thursday. The stock had tumbled 32% from Dec. 11 through Wednesday, following news of a sophisticated and devastating hack believed to be connected to a Russian group. SolarWinds said it provided two “hotfix updates” that contained security enhancements, including those designed to prevent certain versions of its Orion Platform products from being exploited in a SUPERNOVA attack. The stock has lost 16.4% over the past three months through Wednesday, while the S&P 500
has gained 13.7%.


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